Windows and doors are crucial when considering your home’s need for insulation and protection. For homes in hurricane prone areas specially, doors and windows play a dual role in protecting the home from the elements and in conserving energy. Installing energy efficient, hurricane proof windows and doors and windows treatments is one of the best investments a homeowner can make, for a number of reasons. As well as hurricane protection, they act as temperature control, conserving heat in winter and keeping the home cool in summer.
Conserve energy with energy efficient windows
Doors and windows are the weak points in a home’s insulation system. They lose heat in the winter and raise air conditioning costs in the summer. In fact, inefficient windows can lose up to 30% of the heat or air-conditioning energy in an average home. Replacing them with energy efficient windows can save a lot of money, as well making your home more comfortable.
On average new or replacement windows can last for 20 years or more. Your can cut your energy bills by 7 to 15% by installing Energy Star-qualified windows. And if you choose to install high quality impact resistant windows in your home, you can get through hurricane season with ease. These windows are designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 200 miles per hour.
Add value to your home
Adding energy efficient high impact windows and doors adds value to your home, while making it safer and more comfortable. It is estimated that installing replacement windows can yield a 78% return on investment (ROI), by increasing the value of your home. And the home improvement project with the best ROI is the installation of a steel door. Not only does it withstand hurricane force winds, it produces a a long-term return of 98% on your investment.
Hurricane windows and doors not only keep your home safer, they will save energy costs on heat and air conditioning.